On a clear day, you can see the Rocky Mountains from Lethbridge’s 274-acre main campus. Canada’s first publicly funded community college offers more than 50 career-training programs, applied degrees, and apprenticeships. The main campus, which offers apartment-style residences, is in Lethbridge, while the three regional campuses are in Claresholm, Crowsnest Pass, and Vulcan County. Students can choose from classroom-based courses, online courses, or a blend of classroom and online learning. Lethbridge has programs in arts, business, police, corrections, design, environment, health, wellness, human service, media, trades, technology and more.
Lethbridge offers hands-on training, flexible learning possibilities and applied research opportunities. Among its unusual programs are the high-demand wind turbine technician program, where students train in an actual tower on campus. The therapeutic recreation-gerontology diploma is the only program of its kind in Canada.
Environmental science students at Lethbridge have access to the Hubbard Collection—one of the largest collections of wildlife taxidermy in Western Canada, with more than 100 wildlife species on campus and now online in the 3D digitized version. One example of Lethbridge’s applied research strength comes from its environmental science program. Students from this and several other programs collaborated on the Living Home Project, an applied research venture in environmentally friendly home design. Students are still analyzing data from this site.
Lethbridge offers in-depth support for students from all backgrounds, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit students as well as hundreds of international students from more than 30 countries.